Friday, May 25, 2007

Save the Whales

According to the ContraCosta Times, After 11 days of trying to steer two whales back to the ocean, those overseeing the attempted rescue of a female humpback whale and her calf are taking suggestions from the public.
Readers are invited to weigh in with their ideas -- as well as questions and comments -- by emailing
Updates on the operation will be posted on the Web site Click on the link "Wayward Humpback Whales, Sacramento River, CA" to read the latest updates.
Asked why officials don't simply leave the whales alone and let nature take its course, [Frances] Gulland [director of veterinary sciences with the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito] said that wasn't an option given that one aspect of their predicament -- their injuries -- were caused by humans.
"We have some obligation to compensate for what we've done," she said.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why not lure the whates toward the sea with bits of their favorite fish food which if alive could not live in fresh water? would it be possible to contain the fish food bits in a salt water matrix?